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NOTICE:

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

THE U.C.C. BUILDING PERMIT FEE HAS BEEN INCREASED TO $4.50

HB409 SECTION 6.(a) Fee

EMAIL YOUR BUILDING & ZONING QUESTIONS:

buildingandzoning@lowersalfordtownship.org

Please include your name, address of the project location

and phone number in all emails.

APPLICATION/PLAN REVIEWS & INSPECTIONS OVERVIEW:

Rob Reilley, Director of Building and Zoning, along with Keystone Municipal Services, performs Township building inspections. Rob Reilly handles plan reviews and code enforcement duties as well. Building and code enforcement inspections are performed by either Rob Reilley or

Keystone Municipal Services Monday-Friday.

 

PLEASE CALL IN AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A TIME SLOT FOR ALL INSPECTIONS. 215-256-8087

 

To schedule an in-office appointment with Rob Reilley, please contact the Township Office at 215-256-8087.

ZONING CODE ONLINE ACCESS:

www.generalcode.com

ACT 167 WATERSHED REGULATIONS - COMPLETE ORDINANCE

APPENDICES A - D

HARD COPIES OF ZONING BOOKS: Printed copies of the Lower Salford Township Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 164 and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Chapter 142 (SALDO) are available for purchase at the township office:

  • Zoning Ordinance copies include a Zoning Map and are $45.00 each
  • Zoning Maps only are $3.00 each
  • Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance copies are $25.00 each

Pennsylvania Home Improvement

Consumer Protection Act 132

Effective July 1, 2009

click here to view the Brochure for Contractors

CONTRACTORS: Click here to link to the Attorney General's website. Here you can view the complete details of this Act, including FAQs and to register online

HOMEOWNERS: Click here to link to the Attorney General's website to search for registered contractors.

 

PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE RECENT CHANGES:

*RESOLUTION NO. 2013-09: AMENDING SECTION 84.1.A(3) AS FOLLOWS:

DECKS, PATIOS AND OPEN PORCHES: $75 PLUS $0.20 PER SQUARE FOOT OF AREA

*RESOLUTION NO. 2013-13: AMENDING CERTAIN FEES FOR BUILDING PERMITS AND ZONING APPLICATIONS, SECTION 84-1 AS FOLLOWS: ESCROW SCHEDULE FOR SUBDIVISION & LAND DEVELOPMENT CONTAINED IN SECTION 84-1.U(5)

FEE SCHEDULE:

 

FEE SCHEDULE 2013-09

 

Permit Application Requirements


For building permit applications and information packets, please contact the Township office at 215-256-8087 and they will be mailed directly to you. Each application comes with the appropriate packet of information for the project for which you are applying.

Please note that each application requires the signature of the homeowner, not the contractor, and payment is due when the application is submitted, not after it is approved.

 

*Building/Zoning Permit Inspection Requirements:*

Click here to see a list of required Building Permit inspections

Click here for a list of required Zoning Permit inspections

(Revised October 2013)

Please contact the Township at least 24-48 hours in advance to schedule inspections. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

FOR COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS:

PLEASE CALL AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

 


BUILDING PERMITS are required by the Township for,

but not limited to:

  • New Construction
  • Additions and Structural Alterations
  • Basement Finishing
  • In-Ground and Above-Ground Pools and Spas/Hot Tubs
  • Residential Storage Sheds more than 500 sq. ft. (gross floor area),
  • All Decks, All Gazebos
  • All Patios (including paver patios)
  • Temporary or Permanent Signs
  • Roofing Replacement
  • Installation of Fireplaces and Stoves (wood burning and gas fired)
  • Electrial Upgrades
  • Solar Panel Installation
  • Generator Installation

 

ZONING PERMITS are required for:

  • ALL Detached Residential Accessory Use Buildings and Structures up to 500 sq. ft. in gross floor area.(Includes ALL Sheds uder 500 sq. ft.)

If the project you are doing is not listed above, please call the Township to verify if a permit is required. Thank you.

Lower Salford Township administers and enforces the State Uniform Construction Code (U.C.C.), which references the 2009 I.C.C. set of codes.

~2009 International Residential Code
~2009 International Building Code
~2009 International Plumbing Code
~2009 International Mechanical Code
~2009 International Energy Conservation Code
~2009 International Existing Building Code
~2009 International Electrical Code
~2009 International Fuel Gas Code
~2009 International Fire Code
~2009 International Performance Code
~2009 International Urban-Wildland Interface Code

~2009 PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions

Approved UL Inspection Agencies Listing**

Click here to see a list of the Township's approved UL Inspection Agencies

Revised September 2017


**The Township does not have an electrical inspector. Therefore, any project that requires electrical will be required to have approval from one of the agencies listed on the above linked page. The agency will inspect the electrical and then provide an approval card to the Township which ends up in the project file.

 

FENCE REGULATIONS :
No permit is required to install a fence on your property. However, even though a permit is not required, Article V, Section 164-17 of the Zoning Ordinance regulates the height and location of fences.

FENCE DIAGRAM/INFORMATION

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